The SMM band is brought to St. Margaret Mary School by the Music in Catholic School (MCS) program. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate. Instrument rental is available and explained at information sessions.
If children aren't certain about which instrument to try, teachers can help with the selection. Parents are invited schedule an appointment at the MCS office and find more information on the Archdiocese of Omaha website.
Children's singing voices float from the choir loft weekly during school Masses and periodically each semester at weekend Masses. Rehearsals take place the day prior to Mass and more frequently for Christmas and Easter Masses.
Children's Choir 2018-2019
All SMM Parish children in Grades 3-8 are invited to join the Children's Choir. The choir will be scheduled to sing once (sometimes twice) a month throughout the academic year.
Several grades from K-8 have a troop which welcomes all girls to participate. Meetings and activities are held monthly both on and off campus. Grade level Troop Leaders provide specific logistical information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the Girl Scout website.
6th through 8th-grade students participate in a variety of mathematics preparations weekly after school and attend competitions throughout the school year.
The list of competitions includes the Omaha Archdiocese, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep, and Central high school. Junior high math teacher, Miss Kaven, leads the math students through their training and competition.
SMM Create Jr. Robotics is a year-long extra-curricular activity designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and positive team dynamics. The Create Jr. teams compete in area competitions on Saturdays beginning in November and lasting until February. If the teams qualify for Nationals the season will extend into March and April. The teams are made up of four or five students per team.
STAC (St. Thomas Aquainas Club)
This leadership opportunity is available to the junior high. Students participate in the nomination, campaign speech, and election process. Student Council members plan, direct, and lead classmates through select activities and programs.
The student council helps to organize the yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Heart Ministry. Junior High Student Council also serves as school ambassadors at the annual Dundee Day community event.